Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault, & Abuse
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Protection from Abuse Actions in Maine: Special Considerations When the Defendant is in the Military

Maine has a protection from abuse (PFA) law for victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, sex trafficking, and stalking. For background, see our article: Protection from Abuse – How the law works in Maine.

Protection From Abuse Court Forms - Non-English Versions

The Maine Court Forms for Protection from Abuse cases have been translated into several other languages. Get these forms here.
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Sexual Harassment: Your Fair Housing Rights

Is sexual harassment covered under the Maine Human Rights Act? The Maine Human Rights Act bans harassment based on:
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Victim's Right to Notice of Prisoner Release

Can I find out if a person who committed a crime against me is being released from jail or prison? Generally, yes. You can get a “notification of release” if you are the victim of a crime.
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Divorce and Separation: Where Can I Get Help?

Lists resources for people who are separating or going through divorce: where to get legal and financial help, and other support services.
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Protection from Abuse in Maine: First Steps & Frequently Asked Questions

A Protection from Abuse Order is a Court Order that can help protect you and your children from people who are a threat to you. You can get a Protection from Abuse Order against: -your spouse or ex-spouse, someone who you live with or used to live with, your current or former dating partner or intimate partner, anyone who has stalked you or… More

COVID-19

Last Updated 8/27/2021 Is PTLA open? Can I still get help? To protect our clients and staff, all PTLA offices are closed to the public. If you have a current case, please reach out to our staff by e-mail or phone.

The Family Law and Victim Rights Unit

The Family Law and Victim Rights Unit at Pine Tree Legal Assistance provides statewide coverage for the civil legal needs of victim/survivors of sexual assault. In many areas of the state, the Family Law and Victim Rights Unit also provides civil legal services to victim/survivors of domestic violence.

Protection from Abuse & Harassment Forms

November 2020 Notice: The Court has recently updated many family law forms! We are in the process of updating our forms, to match. In the meantime, please check with the Maine Court's website for the most up-to-date forms.